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Benjamin Williams Leader RA (1831 - 1923)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

He changed his name in 1857 from Benjamin Leader Williams (under which he can be found in Students’ Register) to Benjamin Williams Leader, to avoid being confused with the many other `Williams’ who exhibited at the Royal Academy.


Royal Academician


Born: 12 March 1831 in Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

Died: 22 March 1923

Nationality: British

RA Schools student from 24 December 1853

Elected ARA: 16 January 1883

Elected RA: 2 February 1898

Elected Senior RA: 25 March 1919

Gender: Male

Preferred media: Painting

Works by Benjamin Williams Leader in the RA Collection

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Works associated with Benjamin Williams Leader in the RA Collection

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